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CRACKIN’ CRAB
H UNDREDS ATTEND FOURTH ANNUAL C RAB C RACK BENEFITING F LORENCE F OOD S HARE
Western Lane
Ambulance
manager dies
Henry Hanf served local
district for 18 years
Henry Hanf, district manager of Western
Lane Ambulance (WLA) since 1997, died
Tuesday, Feb. 10, at
2:30 a.m. Hanf, 74, had
been ill in previous
weeks.
Albert Kreitz, para-
medic and WLA public
information
officer,
said, “Henry has served
in an outstanding fash-
ion. He was well-liked
Henry Hanf
and respected by all
members of the ambulance district.”
Hanf was a resident of Florence for the
last 18 years. He had 40 years of experience
in fire departments and emergency medical
services. He previously served the
Harrisburg Fire Department as chief.
Hanf also worked for the Oregon State
Fire Marshal Office.
“He came to us with valuable experience.
He brought education and experience to
assist us,” Kreitz said.
Hanf also served in the U.S. Marine Corps
for four years, including two years in
Vietnam and one year as a drill sergeant.
“He proudly served,” Kreitz said.
PHOTOS BY CHANTELLE MEYER/SIUSLAW NEWS
Chamber earns
tourism grant
from county
M
ore than 400 people attended Florence Food Share’s sold-out
fourth annual Crab Crack at Florence Events Center on Feb. 7.
Thirty volunteers prepared 825 pounds of crab, 625 slices of
bread, 100 pounds of cole slaw, 40 pounds of melted butter, 36 pounds of
pasta, 15 gallons of pasta sauce and five gallons of cocktail sauce. BJ’s Ice
Cream Parlor also provided 400 cannolis. Norma Barton, executive director
of Florence Food Share, said, “It was a great event. It was the most we’ve
ever raised. We also already have a waiting list for next year’s event.”
M AGICAL M YSTERY B US T OUR
ROLLS UP
Twilight Learning Center’s
bus program sends students
on weekly field trips
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Siuslaw News
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
Siuslaw News
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hildren participating
in Siuslaw Elementary
School’s Twilight
Learning Center after school get
a little bit of mystery included in
their weekly schedule. Once a
week, about a dozen students
travel on a Magical Mystery Bus
Tour. This is besides the usual
homework, meal and enrichment
activities provided by Twilight.
Jim Grano, a semi-retired volunteer with a
bus certification, said, “I proposed that once a
week I take 13 students, because that’s what fits
in the activity bus with one other adult, on a trip
every Wednesday. The idea is students sign up
on Monday, not knowing where they’re going.”
Hence the “mystery” for the students.
Students in grades three to five sign up
Monday or Tuesday for the Wednesday field
Funds to be used for
expanding ad campaign
to new metro markets
PHOTOS BY CHANTELLE MEYER/SIUSLAW NEWS
Seven students from Twilight Learning Center join Petty Officer Alan Veach at the
U.S. Coast Guard Siuslaw River Station during a field trip Feb. 4.
trip, which takes around two hours.
“We try to make the trips hands on as much
as possible,” Grano said. “Which is, I’m find-
ing out, easier for them after a full day of
school than it is for them to listen to different
people giving them information.”
After the trip, students complete a STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and
Math) response and eat dinner with the rest of
the Twilight students.
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TOUR 7A
Florence Area Chamber of Commerce
recently announced that it has received grant
funds of $5,000 from Lane County to contin-
ue the Uncurbed Adventures marketing cam-
paign it started last spring.
Last year, according to Executive Director
Cal Applebee, the chamber received a
$20,000 matching grant from the Lane
County Transient Room Tax (TRT) to create
and launch the Uncurbed Adventures mar-
keting campaign, created by Eugene adver-
tising agency Celeste Daniels Advertising
and Design.
The TRT is a tax on motel and hotel room
charges throughout Lane County. Its revenue
is used to promote tourism in the county.
Although the funds from the TRT
decreased from last year, Applebee said the
money would still be used to expand the pro-
motion into new markets this year. Due to
Lane County grant restrictions, the chamber
could only request up to half the amount they
received last year. The chamber applied for a
$10,000 grant, but received $5,000.
“Because they have many more grant
applicants than funds, they only awarded us
$5,000,” Applebee said. “This year we are
matching it with $1,000 from the chamber,
$1,000 from Apex Helicopter and $500 from
C and M Stables.”
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